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How to save money on your energy bills!

2nd May
 Have you been worrying about the news that energy prices are increasing? We know this can be stressful, especially if you're already on a tight budget, so wanted to give you some useful tips at how you can reduce your home energy usage to...

ECSA Helpzone

26th Apr
 We are launching our new "HelpZone" and appointment booking service to make getting the correct information, advice and support easier for students. This new service contains three sections:Common Student Issues- Here you can get support with...

Free and low cost ways to save money (and the planet!)

26th Apr
 The rise of living costs is hitting us all hard, so we've come up with a list of ways to still make more sustainable choices while at College, or out and about, that are free and low cost - meaning you can save money while saving the planet!...
Lecturers on strike 2022

Lecturers on Strike

22nd Apr
 Lecturers across Scotland have voted to go on strike over a dispute about pay.Strikes are planned for multiple days every week from now until the end of May,On stike days, classes will be cancelled unless you are told otherwise by your lecturer,...
Lecturers on strike 2022

Lecturers on Strike

22nd Apr

Student break: We are available online!

8th Apr
 The ECSA offices are closed for the Student Holidays starting today and re-opening on Monday 25th April. However, we are still available online and happy to help throughout the 2 week student holidays. Find out all the ways of contacting us here....

Increase in Social Security Scotland Payments

30th Mar
 In April, Scotland will see a rise in many payments issued by Social Security Scotland, to help families as the cost of living continues to soar, with increases ranging from a 3.1% to 100%.The most notable of these is the...

Student Housing Rally

24th Mar
 Our VP Welfare, Jordan led a group of Edinburgh College students in the protest outside of Holyrood for the issues facing student housing. The Student Housing Rally was hosted by NUS Scotland on 23 March as a result of their report Broke: How...

Fill in the College Mental Health Survey

22nd Mar
 Call for Edinburgh College students to share your views on mental health support at collegeThe Mental Health Foundation Scotland is calling on college students to share their experiences to help improve mental health and wellbeing support at...

Register to vote: Local Council Election 5 May 2022

22nd Mar
 On the 5th of May, Scots will go to the polls to elect members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). Are you registered to vote? If you have moved since you last voted, you'll need to update the electoral roll before the 18th of April. It...

2022 Election Results

18th Mar
 After a long, hard week of campaigning, we're very pleased to announce the results of the 2022 ECSA Full-time Officer Elections!Firstly, a thanks to the hundreds of students who took the time to vote - your choice has given the Students'...

Elections 2022: Meet the candidates

4th Mar
 Nominations have closed and we are happy to announce the candidates for the 2022 ECSA Elections.ECSA is here to represent all students at Edinburgh College, which means what we do changes to suit the needs of students. Each year we host...

It's Food Waste Action Week!

3rd Mar
 The 7th - 11th March is Food Waste Action Week! We are raising awareness and showing you how to minimise your food waste, and save money!Food waste is a huge yet avoidable contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, which is...

Student Housing Rights

1st Mar
 Student protestNUS Scotland has organised a student led protest that will be held outside of the Scottish Parliament on the 23rd of a March from 12-1pm, calling for the Scottish Government to take action on some of the long and well-known...

Ukrainian Appeal Thank you!

1st Mar
 A massive thank you to all the staff and students who have supported the Ukraine Appeal we are no longer accepting donations as the OPIR team has set off for the Ukrainian refugees, If you still wish to donate please check out the Ukraine...